Aerolite gives you the same durability and quality that have made ElDorado National the #1 builder of small and mid-size buses year after year. Yet at just 87′ wide, Aerolite is 9″ narrower than our standard body for superior maneuverability in tight spaces. One of the most competitively-priced vehicles in its class, Aerolite also carries one of the highest value ratings in the commercial bus market.

  • the only commercial cutaway to be crash tested
  • the only commercial cutaway Altoona-tested for 5yrs/150,000 miles
  • meets or exceeds all applicable FMVSS requirements
  • complies fully with all applicable ADA regulations

Standard Features

  • Chassis
  • E-350 Ford chassis
  • 5.4L EFI V-8, 6.8L EFI V-10, or 7.3L DI turbo diesel
  • E40D 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission
  • E-350, LT225/75R x 16D radial tires
  • Wheelbase is 138″
  • 4:10 rear axle ratio;
  • Dark charcoal dash trim
  • 130-amp alternator GVWR: 9,600-10,500#
  • Air conditioning
  • H. D. radiator
  • Fuel capacity: 35 gallons
  • Speed control/tilt steering available on certain models
  • Dual batteries
  • Gauge instrumentation
  • Tinted glass
  • Brakes: ABS, disc front, drum rear
  • Transmission cooler
  • Chrome front bumper and grill available on certain models.

Body and Floor Structure

  • Steel reinforced composite body with 5-year/75,000-mile warranty.
  • Only commercial cutaway bus tested for 5-year/150,000 mile life cycle at FTA-Altoona testing facility.
  • Only commercial cutaway bus to be crash-tested-video and printed documentation available upon request.
  • Body Armour(R) bright white, impact-resistant, non-corrosive gel-coated FRP exterior panels insure easy cleaning and a new, glossy look year after year.
  • Sidewall features 11-gauge steel, diagonally reinforced passenger area crash barrier which includes standard sidewall seat mounting rail.
  • Floor frame structure is 16-gauge 2″ x 3″ cross members on 11-gauge C-channel base, mounted on rubber shock dampeners and tested to 40,000# load bearing capacity.
  • 3/4″ exterior-grade plywood flooring undercoated and sealed prior to installation to assure 100% coverage and superior resistance to moisture and deterioration.
  • Floor covering is black, heavy-duty transit rubber with ribbed aisle.

Safety and Convenience

  • Stainless steel safety stanchions on each side of aisle at passenger entry.
  • Curbside modesty panel and entry assist handrail at left of passenger entry.
  • Deluxe stainless steel exterior mirrors with convex mirror.
  • Rear bumper is heavy-duty 12-gauge formed steel channel with wrap-around ends, primed and painted white to match base body.
  • Exclusive Trac-Loc(R) steel track seating system is fully integrated into steel frame understructure and allows quick and easy seat re-spacing or removal for greater flexibility and higher resale value.
  • Interior driver/passenger view mirror.
  • High-back driver’s seat.
  • All models meet or exceed all applicable FMVSS requirements.

Electrical and Lighting

  • Master electro-panel with all fuses, breakers and relays easily
    accessible in driver compartment, away from excess heat and road elements.
  • Driver control console provides easy access and viewing for driver; all
    switches are relays which produce no heat for extended switch life.
  • All wiring is function, number, color coded for easy identification for service and maintenance.
  • All wiring is loomed and secured in position w/loom ties.
  • Interior courtesy lights are activated by entry door and/or by driver with override switch on control panels.
  • Exterior lighting features tear-drop style front clearance lights and low- profile, surface-mount, rear clearance lights which meet all applicable FMVSS and ICC requirements.
  • License plate light recessed above plate locator to protect against damage and outside elements.
  • Tail light assembly provides illumination, turn signal (amber) and brake light illumination.
  • All chassis cab interior and exterior lighting is standard automotive style.
  • Driver dome light with rotary dimmer on headlamp switch.

Windows & Doors

  • 30″ x 80″ driver operated, double-leaf passenger entry door with door activated stepwell entry light and upper and lower loading area view windows. Door control mechanism has easy-access door for service and
    maintenance. Ground to first step approximately 11″ w/9″ risers.
  • Traffic view windows forward of passenger entry door.
  • White step nosing at entry for improved step edge visibility.

Interior Finish and Trim

  • Ceiling headliner and wall panel is low maintenance, easy to clean, bright white gel-coated FRP which will not fade or absorb moisture, mildew,dirt or retain odor.


  • Heating/Air Conditioning
    (For maximum A/C performance, manufacturer recommends no A/C ducting.)
  • Passenger area A/C systems ranging from 30,000 BTU to 87,000 BTU
    Passenger area heater units with 30,000 BTU or 60,000 BTU capacity (use multiple units for additional heating.)
  • All A/C and heating systems are thermostatically controlled with all controls located on driver control console.
  • Alternators-available up to 250-amp output.
  • Fast idle switch.
  • (8) D-battery with slide-out tray
  • Driver’s power fan.
  • Roof vent/escape hatch.

Windows and Doors

  • Window size: 24″ x 36″
  • Electrically operated, driver-controlled entry door.
  • Entry doors: 36″ x 80″ or 40″ x 80″
  • Sliding, pocket-type entry door.
  • Sensitive edge on entry door.
  • Rear emergency door with ajar buzzer and light.
  • Wheelchair and exterior luggage doors are steel framed with non-corrosive composite door panels, stainless steel hinges and positive, lockable, 2-point latch mechanism.
  • Entry door interlock.


  • Two-passenger bench seats.
  • Complete range of heavy-duty vinyl and fabric upholstery.
  • 6-way adjustable hydra-mechanical driver’s seat.
  • Low, mid and high-back bucket seats.
  • Complete range of seating features including recliners, side sliders, foot rests, map pockets, passenger restraint belts, headrests, grab handles.


  • Rear luggage compartment with heavy-duty doors.
  • Rear luggage cargo net.
  • Moveable rear luggage wall.
  • Overhead luggage bins.
  • Floor luggage rack with shelves.
  • Lockable storage compartment above driver.

Comfort, Appearance,Safety

  • Full range of radio, stereo audio systems including PA system.
  • Complete TV/VCP audio/video package.
  • Restroom.
  • Food service center w/sink and refrigerator.
  • Fabric headliner and wall covering.
  • Colored floor rubber or carpet in a wide range of color choices.
  • Stainless steel wheel inserts or aluminum wheels.
  • Front lighted destination sign.
  • Full range of attractive paint schemes or custom painting and lettering.
  • First-aid kit, fire extinguisher, roadside flares/reflectors.
  • Reverse alarm.

Handicapped Accessible and ADA approved

  • All models are able to provide handicapped accessibility and meet all applicable ADA requirements.
  • Complete range of platform or passive-type wheelchair lifts, tie-down securements, flipseats, assist handrails, signage, etc.
  • Elevated flat-floor models available for increased wheelchair capacity.